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June 12, 2018

As a teenager living in Dhaka, Bangladesh, one of the largest cities in the world, Shah Chowdhury saw the hardships that disadvantaged countrymen faced every day. What troubled him the most was that many of these individuals did not have access to safe drinking water.

June 12, 2018

A graduate student in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences recently was named the recipient of a scholarship from the Soil Science Society of America.

June 4, 2018

Zachary Dashner, a doctoral student in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, has been invited to take part in the U.S. Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security in June at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

April 16, 2018

Emma Rosenthal, a doctoral student in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, will be able to advance her research interests in plant pathology after receiving a grant from the National Science Foundation.

April 16, 2018

Motivated by a desire to help deserving students and by gratitude for the opportunities scholarships gave him when he first attended college, Rick Roush, dean of the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences, was one of several deans last fall to endow an Open Doors Scholarship as part of Penn State's current fundraising campaign, "A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence."

April 12, 2018

Two educators in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences received recognition for their teaching.

March 23, 2018

For the past few decades, Israel has been a hotbed of innovation and technological exploration. The country boasts more than 4,200 startups, the highest per capita in the world, and according to Forbes, more than 250 global companies have research and development (R&D) labs in Israel today, 80 of which are Fortune 500 companies.

March 23, 2018

Four years of hard work finally is paying off for Penn State senior Molly Rogus, of Doylestown, who will be starting veterinary school at Cornell University in the fall.

March 2, 2018

Furthering agriculture teachers' knowledge about the value of hands-on watershed education was the focus of recent workshops hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in partnership with Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences' Center for Professional Development, a program housed within the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education.

March 2, 2018

The Poultry Science Club in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences won Scrapbook of the Year at the recent International Poultry Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia.

March 2, 2018

The Penn State Pre-Vet Club — a club that traces its roots back to 1928 — is a preprofessional club that helps students interested in veterinary medicine get involved in various aspects of the field.

November 28, 2017

Ten Penn State students have been selected as College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society 2017 Internship Award winners. The award, which includes a $1,000 stipend, was established to encourage students to participate in a credit or noncredit educational internship program that relates to their field of study.

November 8, 2017

Aaron Blakney always had an interest in studying — and advocating for — the environment, but he was initially concerned he wouldn’t have enough of a human impact if he went down that particular path.

November 7, 2017

"I can honestly say it would have been easier for me to climb out of a 100-foot well, though I would not have learned nearly as much."

November 7, 2017

"When we get together this year, it will be 51 years in a row," said Thomas Mischen, of Gibsonia, a 1970 graduate of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

November 1, 2017

Sterman Masser, Pennsylvania's largest potato producer, knows consumers aren't reaching for 5- and 10-pound bags of raw potatoes like they used to. Growing its business means adding more new and convenient products, so the company is eyeing a new spot in the grocery store's produce department: the ready-to-eat, precut fruits and vegetables section.

October 31, 2017

Four new Fulbright Scholars, who arrived at the College of Agricultural Sciences in August, are looking to economics, sociology, and soil and plant science research for ways to put Colombia at the forefront of the world's cacao production. Under the guidance of faculty at Penn State, they will attempt to tackle some of the country's most pervasive issues, from education to production challenges and corruption.

October 10, 2017

Not every Penn State student can say her research has taken her halfway across the globe, but senior Emily Seiger can. The Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, native spent three weeks in Bangladesh conducting research related to food safety and hygiene practices.

October 9, 2017

Five students enrolled in College of Agricultural Sciences programs will represent Penn State at the 2017 Borlaug Dialogue, one of the events planned during the annual World Food Prize International Symposium, Oct. 18-20 in Des Moines, Iowa.